Canon Unveils the EOS R, Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
LGF has been an inspiring venue since Charles opened up images and then Pages. A number of us over the years have done photo centric Pages. Some subjects just will not do for even the best cellphone cam. Like my fire shots. Needs fastest possible shutter.
When I bought the original 7D model, it was an industry game changer, made 1080 video through great glass more accessible than ever. That meant really good films, documentaries etc. Launched a lot of good work and even careers. Since then DSLR’s became common and “mirrorless”, that is to say getting rid of the traditional optical viewfinder, mirror and prism seems to be the coming efficient design. This is where I don’t do the old fart photographer thing and bitch about change. I like this design. I’m fine with a digital preview instead of a direct optical view. if you ever owned a “point and shoot” you enjoyed the basic design in a consumer friendly camera.
Unlike the 7D mark II, this camera is probably out of my ownership range as too costly with a technical advantage lifespan of only 18 months at best. I’m a likely renter for special shoots or hired work that now all requires 4k.
4K is fully here. But it is not mature. 4k is the sea change in technology that is making everyone in video buy new gear, and camera/lens makers develop as fast as can be done. Gotta skip some hoary technical stuff, but 4k “wants” new lenses. Well, needs if we are to take full advantage. So this camera has a new series of lenses and they mount closer to the sensor, a big plus for the resulting lens design and image. That means all my current lenses will require an adapter to work. Ouch. $$ and a (slightly) compromised image. And this also points the way to 6k designs coming in a few years. The sensor is the same size as 35mm. That means all my current lenses will require an adapter to work. Ouch. $$ and a (slightly) compromised image. The EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera will be available in October, 2018 at $2,299, or $3,399 with the RF 24-105 F4 L IS lens